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Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love

On view February 23, 2023 through June 4, 2023

Salman Toor (Pakastani, b. 1983), "Three Friends in a Cab", 2021. Oil on panel. 16 x 20 inches. © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo: Farzad Owrang.
Salman Toor (Pakastani, b. 1983), Three Friends in a Cab, 2021. Oil on panel. 16 x 20 inches. © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo: Farzad Owrang.

Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love features more than 45 paintings and works on paper made between 2019 and 2022, that weave together motifs found in historical paintings with recognizable 21st-century moments to create new worlds based in Toor’s imagination. The exhibition captures the ways in which Toor upends art history to center brown, queer figures and to investigate outdated concepts of power and sexuality.  

Toor (Pakistani, b. 1983) lives and works in New York City, but grew up in Lahore, his birthplace in Pakistan. Shaped by these viewpoints, Toor’s artistic practice explores his hopes and anxieties about the queer experience in both his ancestral and adopted countries. Throughout his work, Toor blurs sensual pleasure with satire and mines his deep knowledge of the European, American, and South Asian painterly tradition. 

This exhibition is organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art

Presenting Sponsor of No Ordinary Love: Life On Canvas

Salman Toor, "Construction Men", 2021. Oil on canvas. 60 x 48 inches. The artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Salman Toor (Pakistani, b. 1983) Construction Men, 2021. Oil on canvas. 60 x 48 inches. © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo: Farzad Owrang.
Salman Toor Salman Toor (Pakistani, b. 1983), "Thunderstorm", 2021. Oil on panel. 30 x 24 inches. © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo: Farzad Owrang.
Salman Toor Salman Toor (Pakistani, b. 1983), Thunderstorm, 2021. Oil on panel. 30 x 24 inches. © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo: Farzad Owrang.